Chico & Rita

November 19th, 2010








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Chico & Rita

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Plot
Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.9/10 (1,865 voted)

Critic's Score: 74/100

Director: Tono Errando

Stars: Eman Xor Oña, Limara Meneses, Mario Guerra

Storyline
Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love.

Writers: Ignacio Martínez de Pisón, Fernando Trueba

Cast:
Limara Meneses - Rita (voice)
Eman Xor Oña - Chico (voice)
Mario Guerra - Ramón (voice)
Jon Adams - (voice)
Renny Arozarena - (voice)
Blanca Rosa Blanco - (voice)
Jackie de la Nuez - (voice) (as Jakie de la Nuez)
Rigoberto Ferrera - (voice)
Ken Forman - (voice)
Ray Gillon - (voice)
Michael Harper - (voice)
Lenny Mandel - Ron (voice)
Jorge Ryan - (voice)
Claudia Valdés - (voice)
Ashley Albert - (voice)



Details

Official Website: GKIDS [United States] | Official Facebook |

Release Date: 19 November 2010

Filming Locations: Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba

Box Office Details

Budget: €9,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: £81,172 (UK) (21 November 2010) (40 Screens)

Gross: $68,130 (USA) (19 February 2012)



Did You Know?

Trivia:
In order to help accurately represent 1940s era Cuba, Javier Mariscal undertook an extensive research trip to Cuba and was able to view government archive photographs from 1949.

Quotes:
Ramón: That's Chico. Unknown, but he's the hottest piano player in Cuba.



User Review

Simply Wonderful

Rating: 9/10

Chico & Rita is a sublime and highly original animated film. It is a very adult film with some animated adult situations. Set in Cuba just before and the years after the revolution, it tells the story of Chico, a talented jazz pianist and Rita, a beautiful singer. Through the story of this couple's turbulent love affair over these years, where Rita finds fame and fortune in US and Chico goes through some hard times, we also get a brief history of both Cuba and jazz music. The animation is wonderfully evocative and colorful and as for the music; well if you are a fan of jazz or Latin American music you are going to fall in love with this movie. Highly recommended.




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